Content tagged with Violence against women

Farhan Akhtar Starts ‘MARD’ (Men Against Rape and Discrimination)

The word ‘Mard’ in Hindi means ‘man’. Actor Farhan Akhtar along with Bling and JWT Digital has created an upheaval in the world of social media by launching a campaign against rape and discrimination called Men Against Rape and Discrimination or MARD.  The social campaign aims to create awareness amongst men (especially youth) about the importance of gender equality and respect towards women. Read on

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The Dowry System

The giving of gifts or money (otherwise known as a dowry) to a groom on behalf of the bride’s family is common practice in India, a marital tradition which dates back centuries. The dowry buys into people’s pride and desire to “save face” and the system (and exactly what is given) has substantial consequences for families and women in general. Read on